At the time of writing this, I have failed on two different occasions on kickstarter. My first attempt was in college, 2012. Me and my friend Brock had an idea that was basically the smartest collaborative photo sharing app imaginable.
Imagine taking a picture with some friends, having your phone automatically detect facial recognition, know based on your geo location and from your friends on Facebook who might be in that picture with you, and send all of them a notification with a copy of the photo. Plus, all the photos that you & your friends take will automatically be uploaded and available to each of you on a private album. No need to physically upload, no need to create the album first and invite people, just automatic based on time, location, and proximity of friends nearby. We called it skuddle, you can check out the original kickstarter page here.
Sounds amazing right? So why didn't it work? Everyone we talked to about it loved the idea. They said it was the coolest thing. So what happened?